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CAMI’s Board of Directors has established the following mission-driven committees to serve as thought leaders and facilitators to forward the most important initiatives for the benefit of Maryland’s cybersecurity industry. Each Committee has an experienced Chairperson and committee members who meet regularly to strategize and take action.  Interested in volunteering? Email [email protected]

Executive Committee

Chair: Gina Abate, President & CEO, Edwards Performance Solutions

Vice Chair: Darrell Laffoon, Vice President, Technology, EZShield 

Secretary: Gregg Smith, CEO, Attila Security

Treasurer: Jay Turakhia, Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank

Asst. Treasurer: Tim Lorello, President & CEO, SecuLore Solutions

Evan Dornbush, CEO, Point3 Security

Joseph J. Mezzanotte, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston


Strategic Partnerships Committee

With cybersecurity damages now measured in the trillions of dollars and most of the world inadequately protected, the Strategic Partnership Committee actively collaborates with other key organizations in Maryland to leverage our State’s collective assets for the benefit of our outstanding local cybersecurity industry and to help ensure the cybersecurity of the state and its businesses. Partner organizations include industry trade groups, chambers of commerce, economic development authorities, military and government installations in Maryland as well as higher education institutions. A key priority for this committee is activating Partner organization support in educating their members of the urgency for cybersecurity protection and the availability and excellent capabilities of our local industry to meet their needs.

Chair: Tom Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Maryland (USM)

Yossi Appleboum, CEO, Sepio Systems, Inc.

Karen Austin, Publisher, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Steve Chafitz, President, e-End

Darrell Laffoon, Vice President of Technology, EZShield

Ken McCreedy, Senior Director of Cybersecurity and Aerospace, Maryland Department of Commerce

Keith Moulsdale, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston

Gregg Smith, CEO, Attila Security

 

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council serves as a resource for CAMI members in moving their businesses forward; provides insight to Board regarding industry trends and key events; helps CAMI align with member and industry needs; and provides guidance on key areas for CAMI’s growth (e.g., regulatory, legislative, programming).

Chair: Pete Gouldmann, PMP, CISSP, CISM, Cybersecurity Risk Management – U. S. Government

Chris Buzby, Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability- Exelon

Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, Vice Dean of Cyber Security & Information Assurance- University of Maryland University College

Marcelle Lee, CEO and Founding Partner, Fractal Security Group 


Sponsorships/Grants 

CAMI’s important efforts on behalf of our state’s cybersecurity companies and industry require funding. Though operating as a ‘lean and mean sales and marketing machine,’ operations are at full capacity with dozens of events and programs and extensive marketing, and more dollars are needed to expand these important efforts. The Sponsorship/Grants Committee is charged with working closely with the Executive Director to pursue sponsorships and grants.

Co-Chair:  John Leitch, President & CEO, Winquest Cybersecurity (Sponsorships);  Ellen Hemmerly, Executive Director & President, UMBC Research Park Corporation (Grants)

Tami Howie, Partner, DLA Piper

 

Cyber Workforce Committee

With a growing demand for cybersecurity comes an increased need for a qualified cybersecurity workforce. The skilled workforce is needed by cybersecurity companies, private businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. A shortage of trained cybersecurity workers means too many enterprises are inadequately protected and vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks and breaches which could result in losses – both financial and reputational and even the catastrophic loss of lives. The Cyber Workforce Committee leads CAMI’s efforts to provide thought leadership, develop initiatives and work with other organizations to address the challenges of training, identifying and recruiting a qualified cybersecurity workforce to meet the needs of businesses, organizations and government entities in Maryland. 

Chair: Evan Dornbush, Founder/CEO, Point3 Security

Ed Bach, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, UMUC

Paul Champion, President, TranZed Apprenticeship Services

Darren Cox, Director, Employer Services, UMUC

Kent Malwitz, President, UMBC Training Centers

Amy Rupp, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC)

Ken Sevec, Senior Technical Recruiter, Kaizen Approach, Inc.

Jim Smith, III, Adjunct Professor, UMUC

Tracy Tippie, Human Resources Manager, Sealing Technologies, Inc.

 

Speakers Bureau 

Most businesses are generally aware of cybersecurity challenges but are not well-informed on the severity of risk to their own business or where to go to find the solutions they need. And with busy schedules, it’s difficult to get most of them to attend cybersecurity events. The Speakers Bureau addresses all of these challenges by sending experts to provide educational talks at large and small business gatherings. The Speakers use CAMI’s entertaining new multimedia presentation to inform and persuade business executives to take action by turning to CAMI and its hundreds of cybersecurity providers as a resource. This ‘road show’ capability will, in time, connect thousands of Maryland businesses and government entities to local cybersecurity companies and will help ensure Maryland’s overall cybersecurity.

Chair: Mike Volk, Vice President Cyber Risk Solutions, PSA Insurance & Financial Services

Jennifer Dodson, Sales and Marketing Business Manager, ABBTECH

Mark Miraglia, Cyber Program Manager, MD Department of Commerce

Diversity in Cyber Committee

Research confirms that diversity contributes directly to organizational success. CAMI is actively involved in initiating and participating in activities to increase the participation of women and minorities in the globally-urgent and high-pay cybersecurity industry. The Diversity in Cyber Committee is charged with developing strategies that CAMI can execute including direct outreach to diverse groups as well as cooperation with other organizations playing a role in increasing diversity in the cybersecurity industry.

Co-Chairs: Christina Majernik, Senior Vice President, Domain5; Gwen Greene, President/CEO, Applied Information Technology (AiTech)

Karen Austin, Publisher, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Christina Cooper CEH, Sec+, CEO, OmniCyber Solutions

Jennifer Eiben, The CyberWire

Marcelle Lee, CEO and Founding Partner, Fractal Security Group

Tracy Tippie, Human Resources Manager, Sealing Technologies, Inc.

 

Legislative Affairs Committee 

Maryland recognizes cybersecurity as one of the most critical industries in the state. Each year, the State’s elected officials consider legislation that directly impacts the industry. CAMI’s Legislative Committee tracks legislative initiatives, analyzing their impact on CAMI members and the industry as a whole, and determines those that require specific action from CAMI. Whether that action is written or oral support for or against pending legislation or personal outreach to individual elected officials with the help of a Government Relations firm, it is this committee that synthesizes and delivers CAMI’s voice to the state capital of Annapolis.

Chair: Mike Binko, Founder & Chair, Startup Maryland

Gregg Smith, CEO, Attila Security

 

Cybersecurity Readiness Exercise Planning Committee 

Angie Barnett, President & CEO, Better Business Bureau Of Greater Maryland

Jennifer Dodson, Sales & Marketing Manager, ABBTECH

Frederick Ferrer, Branch ChiefState Fusion Center

Tim Foley, VP Alliances and MarketingThink|Stack

Mike Galiazzo, Ph.D, President & CEO, Regional Manufacturing Institute

Brian Hubbard, Director of Commercial & CybersecurityEdwards Performance Solutions

Ken McCreedy, Director of Cybersecurity & Aerospace Business, MD Department of Commerce

Andrew Rose, Director of Innovation, Strategy, and Development, Mid-Atlantic FarmCredit

Mike Volk, VP Cyber Risk SolutionsPSA Financial

Sarah Woods, Marketing Director, Bridges

 

MD Cybersecurity Career & Education Fair Committee 

Career & Education Fair Planning Sub-Committee

Ed Bach, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, UMUC

Francine Blume, Assistant Vice President of Career Development, UMUC

Emily Branchaw, Operations Manager, UMBC Training

Paul Champion, President, TranZed

Mike DiGiacomo, Executive Director, Governor’s Workforce Investment Board

Niyati Jhaveri, Cybersecurity Technology Graduate Student, UMUC

Mike Knapp, CEO & Co-Founder, SkillSmart

Martha Laughman, Director of Workforce Channel Development & Veterans Program, UMBC Training

Kent Malwitz, President, UMBC Training Centers

Mark Miraglia, Cyber Security Program Manager, MD Department of Commerce

Scott Nichols, Technology & Engineering Education Supervisor, Maryland State Department of Education

Sue Plitt, Associate Director of Career Services, UMBC

Davina Pruitt-Mentle, Lead for Academic Engagement, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

Phil Rogofsky, Director, Maryland STEM Festival/Central Maryland ISSA Chapter STEM Outeach

Christine Routzahn, Director, Career Center, UMBC

Tracy Tippie, Human Resources Manager, Sealing TechChris Wheedleton, Vice President, Corporate & Community Partnerships, Purdue University Global

John Zuknick, Director of Economic Development & Workforce, Universities at Shady Grove

 

Cyber Challenge Planning Sub-Committee

Emily Collins, Human Resources Director, Point3 Security

Marcelle Lee, Partner & CEO, Fractal Security Group

Amy Rupp, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, Inc. (MAGIC)

Tom Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Maryland

Tina Williams, President/CEO, Tcecure

John Zuknick, Director of Economic Development & Workforce, Universities at Shady Grove

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